The 1st time I made this soup I only had 1/2 an onion and no bay leaf - it was good but not great as was a little bland. Easily remedied with red pepper flakes, tomatoes, & nutritional yeast though! :) This time, I cooked *almost* exactly per recipe- used one huge yellow onion and the bay leaf - amazing the flavor difference. Much sweeter and tastier. I also used white pepper instead of black and a BIG dash of cayenne. Love how easy and yummy this soup is! Can't beat the fiber & protein for the calories either. I like the thick consistency but could imagine adding more water to make an even bigger batch without losing much if any of the flavor. This time and last I put in Tupperware and stored in the freezer. Was ez to nuke from frozen and tasted just great (just needs to be stirred). The first time I did the low and long, the 2nd the short and hot - the short and hot made for a chunkier soup (some of the carrots and just a little bit of the onion stayed 'in tact' whereas slow and long they pretty much dissolved into the soup- either way works for me so personal preference I guess) . And I still like putting red pepper and nutritional yeast on it but now it doesn't *need* it! Enjoy!
I looked up this recipe a few days ago and made it tonight. It's perfect! I just added Hungarian paprika, Mrs. Dash, and a pinch of Adobo seasoning and its absolutely perfect! It's a great addition to my winter soup book!
This is a real winner! I've made this several times, and have developed a variation on the recipe. I cut the salt to 1 teaspoon, and use vegetable stock instead of water. I also add 1/2 teaspoon of hickory smoke and 2 small cloves of garlic.
I made this and it was great! I did not add the salt but added 1 tsp smoked paprika and 1/2 tsp and 2 stalks of celery chopped. Didn't even miss the salt :)
VERY good and super quick and easy soup recipe! Made almost exactly as written with the exception of adding about a cup of chopped celery and 1/2 tsp liquid smoke. Everyone enjoyed it a lot! Definitely will be making this again!
I loved it! Wonderfully simple, economical dish. Served up with cheese muffins I'd made to go with it. I used only 1/2 the salt; considering other reviews, but I think a little more salt wouldn't have been so bad. However, I'm trying to cut down on use of salt anyway. I added a touch of smoked paprika, and next time will try adding a little liquid smoke (which also sounds like a good idea, gleaned from modifications others have tried). Thank you so much for your recipe - this one's a keeper for me.
I usually make split pea soup with ham but we are eating more vegetarian meals. This was so good and I didn't miss the ham at all. Very easy and perfect as is. Thank you
I just cut the salt in half as a modification. Everything else I kept the same and didn't add anything extra. It was amazing!
Delicious soup! Had to tweak my seasonings a bit though, and I ended up adding some cooked barley to it because it turned out rather thin for my taste... But I love the ease of throwing it in the crock and supper is ready when we get home!
This was very tasty and filling. I will make the following changes next time: add another cup of liquid (I used vegetable broth); 1/2 the salt and pepper. Otherwise, I really enjoyed it!